Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

July 13, 2012

Chinook salmon daily limit change in Marine Area 4

Action: Anglers can only keep 1 chinook as part of their 2 salmon daily limit in Marine Area 4, release wild coho.

Effective Dates: July 16, 2012 until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Marine Area 4

Reason for Action: Chinook catch rates have been higher than expected. Reduction in the chinook daily limit is needed to ensure the coastal salmon fishery in Area 4 meets the season objectives.

Other information: Marine Areas 1, 3, and 4 are open to fishing 7 days per week. Area 2 is open Sunday through Thursday.

Information contacts: Doug Milward, Ocean salmon fisheries manager (360) 902-2739.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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